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Mache Lettuce – nutrient-rich and delicious greens

Over the last week, I’ve been trying to eat a lot of salad, including a variety of greens and vegetables. Thanks to a dear friend and work partner who feeds me whenever I work at her house, I discovered a new and delicious green that I had never heard of – mache, also known as lamb’s lettuce and corn salad. It’s a revelation.

I noticed the first day I had a bowl of this at her house that I felt good. I had a noticeably higher energy level. I also noticed something peculiar – a change in my symptoms. While some of them are difficult to measure, one result of the kidney problems, persistent hematuria, is pretty easy to track. At the time, I thought it was a coincidence that it got better that day. Later the next day, I could tell things were back to normal. I went to her house the following day, ate another salad loaded with mache and low and behold, it got better again and I felt good. I decided I’d better do some research and see if something in this beautiful and tasty little lettuce was helping me.

I discovered that this mild, nutty-flavored lettuce is a powerhouse of nutrients. It has a third more iron than spinach; one serving provides enough vitamin A and B9 to fill your daily requirement, and almost all the vitamin C as well as calcium, phosphorus and magnesium. It’s also a good source of Omega 3s – pretty impressive for a lettuce.

While I can’t be 100% positive that it’s the reason for my new energy level, I intend to include it in my daily diet just in case. I’ve felt so much better over the last few days that people are commenting over it – I even had someone tell me in a phone call that I sounded better than I had in a long time. Something good is going on, and I’m going to enjoy it (and keep eating my salad).

Give this little green a try – you’ll enjoy the flavor and you can’t beat the nutrition!

2 thoughts on “Mache Lettuce – nutrient-rich and delicious greens”

  1. I'm so thrilled that this yummy green is making you feel so much better! I'll be sure to keep plenty on hand for our working lunches:>)

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